Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafel Recipe

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Beth Streeter


If you love falafel and if you have the time to make it yourself here is a great recipe! I got it from a friend of mines mother. Who has been making this for YEARS. I put the recipe for the Garlic Tahini Sauce in the sauce category. Hope you enjoy it!!


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3/4 c
uncooked dried chick peas, rinsed and sorted
1/2 c
uncooked bulgur wheat
1 1/2 c
coarsely crumbled whole wheat bread
1/2 c
1/4 c
fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
2 clove
garlic minced
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
vegetable oil

How to Make Homemade Falafel


  • 1Quick soak chick peas by placing them in a medium sauce pan then cover with 4 inches of water. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and discard water.
  • 2Cook chick peas by placing in a large saucepan and cover with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours until tender. Rinse drain set aside.
  • 3Mean while prepare bulgur wheat according to package directions and set aside.
  • 4Place bread in a small baking pan and pour 1/2 cup of water over bread and let stand 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Squeeze water from bread.
  • 5Place chick peas, lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt and red pepper in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • 6Add bread and bulgur wheat to food processor and process until combined.
  • 7Shape falafel mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Let dry at room temperature 1 hour.
  • 8Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large dutch oven over med to high heat. Carefully add falafel to skillet and cook 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 9Remove falafel and place on a wire rack to cool
  • 10Serve with Garlic Tahini sauce... which is in the spreads section of this website.

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About Homemade Falafel

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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